The Software Paradox: The Rise and Fall of the Commercial Software Market

Software is extra vital than ever this day and but its advertisement price is gradually declining. Microsoft, for example, has visible its gross margins reduce for a decade, whereas startups and firms alike are dispensing loose software program that may were worthy thousands many years ago.

Welcome to the software program paradox. during this O’Reilly document, RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady explains why the true cash not lies in software program, and what it capacity for corporations that rely on that profit. You’ll find out how this paradox happened and what your organization can do in response.

This ebook covers:

  • Why it’s becoming tougher to promote software program on a standalone basis
  • How software program has come complete circle, from enabler to product and again again
  • The roles that open resource, software-as-a-service, and subscriptions play
  • How software program builders became the recent kingmakers
  • Why Microsoft, Apple, and Google epitomize this transition
  • How the ambiguity has affected different tech giants, resembling Oracle and Salesforce.com
  • Strategies your software program enterprise can discover, together with replacement profit models
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DNS and BIND (5th Edition)

DNS and BIND tells you every thing you must paintings with one of many Internet's basic development blocks: the disbursed host details database that is accountable for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its right vacation spot, or even directory cellphone numbers with the recent ENUM ordinary. This booklet brings you recent with the newest adjustments during this the most important service.

The 5th variation covers BIND 9.3.2, the newest unlock of the BIND nine sequence, in addition to BIND 8.4.7. BIND 9.3.2 comprises extra advancements in defense and IPv6 help, and demanding new positive aspects akin to internationalized domains, ENUM (electronic numbering), and SPF (the Sender coverage Framework).

Whether you are an administrator concerned with DNS every day or a consumer who desires to be extra educated concerning the net and the way it really works, you will discover that this ebook is vital reading.

Topics include:

  • What DNS does, the way it works, and in the event you have to use it
  • How to discover your personal position within the Internet's namespace
  • Setting up identify servers
  • Using MX documents to path mail
  • Configuring hosts to take advantage of DNS identify servers
  • Subdividing domain names (parenting)
  • Securing your identify server: limiting who can question your server, fighting unauthorized region transfers, averting bogus servers, etc.
  • The DNS safeguard Extensions (DNSSEC) and Transaction Signatures (TSIG)
  • Mapping one identify to numerous servers for load sharing
  • Dynamic updates, asynchronous notification of switch to a region, and incremental quarter transfers
  • Troubleshooting: utilizing nslookup and dig, examining debugging output, universal problems
  • DNS programming utilizing the resolver library and Perl's Net::DNS module
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Microsoft Access 2013 Step by Step

By Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

Experience studying made easy—and quick train your self the best way to construct your individual database with entry 2013. With step-by-step, you place the pace—building and practising the talents you would like, simply if you happen to them! contains downloadable perform records and a significant other publication.

  • Build a database from scratch or prepared templates
  • Create easy-to-use data-entry forms
  • Write queries to extract and manage data
  • Design stories to summarize information in powerful ways
  • Import facts from different databases and documents

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Sparse Grids and Applications (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering)

Within the contemporary decade, there was a starting to be curiosity within the numerical therapy of high-dimensional difficulties. it really is popular that classical numerical discretization schemes fail in additional than 3 or 4 dimensions as a result of curse of dimensionality. The means of sparse grids is helping conquer this challenge to a point less than appropriate regularity assumptions. This discretization method is got from a multi-scale foundation by means of a tensor product building and next truncation of the ensuing multiresolution sequence growth. This quantity of LNCSE is a suite of the papers from the complaints of the workshop on sparse grids and its purposes held in Bonn in may well 2011. the chosen articles current fresh advances within the mathematical realizing and research of sparse grid discretization. points bobbing up from functions are given specific cognizance.
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Pro LINQ Object Relational Mapping in C# 2008 (Expert's Voice in .NET)

By Vijay P. Mehta

This e-book goals to provide skilled .NET builders an intensive grounding in item Relational Mapping methodologies and express how LINQ can be utilized to accomplish them. It presents precise A-Z insurance of the main suggestions and ideas in a transparent, effortless to keep on with, demeanour. The e-book is divided into elements. the 1st presents a close rationalization of the foremost ideas and applied sciences, whereas the second one brings them to existence in an in depth fictional case research utilizing an structure that may be simply tailored to quite a lot of reader’s circumstances.

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CSS3 Solutions: Essential Techniques for CSS3 Developers

By Marco Casario, Nathalie Wormser

CSS3 brings a mass of alterations, additions, and enhancements to CSS throughout various new modules. net designers and builders now have a complete host of latest innovations up their sleeves, from operating with colours and fonts adequately, to using media queries to make sure right styling throughout a mess of units. yet all of those new technologies bring extra tags to benefit and extra avenues for issues to head improper. CSS3 Solutions presents a suite of strategies to the entire commonest CSS3 difficulties. each answer comprises pattern code that's production-ready and will be utilized to any undertaking.
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Scaling CouchDB

By Bradley Holt

This useful advisor deals a brief direction on scaling CouchDB to satisfy the ability wishes of your allotted software. via a sequence of scenario-based examples, this booklet allows you to discover numerous equipment for making a approach that could accommodate development and meet anticipated call for. within the method, you find out about numerous instruments which can assist you with replication, load balancing, clustering, and cargo checking out and monitoring.

  • Apply functionality assistance for tuning your database
  • Replicate facts, utilizing Futon and CouchDB’s RESTful interface
  • Distribute CouchDB’s workload via load balancing
  • Learn techniques for making a cluster of CouchDB nodes, together with BigCouch, living room, and Pillow
  • Conduct allotted load trying out with Tsung
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Ubuntu Hacks: Tips & Tools for Exploring, Using, and Tuning Linux

By Jonathan Oxer, Kyle Rankin

Ubuntu Linux--the hottest Linux distribution at the planet--preserves the spirit embodied within the historic African be aware "ubuntu," this means that either "humanity to others" and "I am what i'm due to who all of us are." Ubuntu received the "Linux magazine" Reader's selection Award for most sensible Linux distribution and is constantly the top-ranked Linux version on DistroWatch.com. the explanation this distribution is so commonly renowned is that Ubuntu is designed to be valuable, usable, customizable, and continuously to be had at no cost around the globe.

Ubuntu Hacks is your one-stop resource for all the neighborhood wisdom you want to get the main out of Ubuntu: a set of a hundred counsel and instruments to assist new and skilled Linux clients set up, configure, and customise Ubuntu. With this set of hacks, you will get Ubuntu Linux operating precisely the means you wish it to. find out how to: set up and test-drive Ubuntu Linux. retain your process working easily flip Ubuntu right into a multimedia powerhouse: rip and burn discs, watch video clips, take heed to tune, and extra Take Ubuntu at the highway with wireless instant networking, Bluetooth, and so forth. Hook up a number of monitors and permit your video card's 3-D acceleration Run Ubuntu with virtualization expertise comparable to Xen and VMware Tighten your system's defense arrange an Ubuntu-powered server

Ubuntu Hacks won't in simple terms help you get every little thing operating fabulous, additionally, you will have a good time doing it as you discover the strong beneficial properties lurking inside Ubuntu.

""Put in a nutshell, this booklet is a set of round a hundred suggestions and tips which the authors decide to name hacks, which clarify tips on how to accomplish numerous initiatives in Ubuntu Linux. The so known as hacks diversity from downright usual to the opposite finish of the spectrum of doing specialized things...More over, each tip during this booklet has been validated by means of the authors at the most up-to-date model of Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) and is sure to paintings. In penning this e-book, it truly is transparent that the authors have installed loads of exertions in masking all points of configuring this renowned Linux distribution which makes this booklet a price whereas buy.""
-- Ravi Kumar, Slashdot.org

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

By Sherry Turkle

Technology has develop into the architect of our intimacies. on-line, we fall prey to the appearance of companionship, accumulating hundreds of thousands of Twitter and fb acquaintances and complicated tweets and wall posts with actual conversation. yet, as MIT know-how and society professional Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection results in a brand new solitude. As know-how ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Alone Together is the results of Turkle's approximately fifteen-year exploration of our lives at the electronic terrain. in keeping with thousands of interviews, it describes new unsettling relationships among buddies, fans, mom and dad, and kids, and new instabilities in how we comprehend privateness and neighborhood, intimacy, and solitude.
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Software Development Rhythms: Harmonizing Agile Practices for Synergy

By Kim Man Lui

An obtainable, leading edge standpoint on utilizing the pliability of agile practices to extend software program caliber and profitability

When agile techniques on your association do not paintings as anticipated otherwise you consider stuck within the selection among agility and self-discipline, it's time to cease and examine software program improvement rhythms!

Agile software program improvement is a well-liked improvement strategy that keeps to reshape philosophies at the connections among disciplined techniques and agile practices. In software program improvement Rhythms, authors Lui and Chan clarify how adopting one perform and mixing it with one other builds upon the pliability of agile practices to create one of those "synergy" outlined as software program improvement rhythms. The authors exhibit how those rhythms might be harmonized to accomplish synergies, making them better jointly than they'd be aside. software program improvement Rhythms presents programmers with a strong metaphor for resolving a few vintage software program administration controversies and working with a few universal problems in agile software program management.

Software improvement Rhythms is split into elements and covers:

Essentials — offers an advent to software program improvement rhythms; explores the programmer's subconscious brain at paintings on software program technique; discusses the features of the iterative cycle and open resource software program improvement; and introduces the subject of agile values and agile practices

Rhythms — compares plagiarism programming with cut-paste programming; presents an in-depth dialogue of alternative how you can process collaborative programming; demonstrates the best way to mix and harmonize those practices to allow them to be utilized to universal software program administration difficulties akin to motivating programmers, studying answer styles, coping with software program groups, and rescuing stricken IT initiatives; and takes a entire examine Scrum, CMMI, Just-In-Time, Lean software program improvement, and Test-Driven improvement from a software program improvement rhythm perspective

Abundantly illustrated with informative photographs and fun cartoons, software program improvement Rhythms is a complete and thought-provoking advent to a couple of the main complex ideas in present software program administration. Written in a refreshingly easy-to-read variety and jam-packed with fascinating anecdotes, simulation routines, and case reports, software program improvement Rhythms is acceptable for the practitioner and graduate pupil alike. It bargains readers sensible advice on how one can take the subjects and ideas awarded during this ebook again to their very own initiatives to harmonize their software program practices and unencumber the synergies in their personal teams.

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